Air Force in 13th Place at Rain-Delayed Tucker Invitational
Sept. 11, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - With a lightning delay bringing the second round to an early end on Friday, the Air Force golf team sits in 13th place at the season-opening William H. Tucker Invitational, hosted by New Mexico at the par-72, 7,562-yard UNM Championship Course. The Falcons currently sit at 18-over-par with six holes left to play in the second round. Meanwhile, senior Tom Whitney (La Quinta, Calif.) sits atop the individual leaderboard at 10-under-par.
Play will resume at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, with the field completing the second round before beginning the final round.
Whitney, who qualified for a pair of USGA championship events over the summer, got out to a solid start on Friday, carding a 69 (-3) in the opening round. However, his second-round performance has been blistering, with seven birdies through the first 12 holes, as he has taken over the individual lead.
Next in the standings for the Falcons are Robert Belz (So., San Antonio, Texas) and Wes Denny (Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio), who are both currently at 10-over-par. Sophomore Travis Deckert (Wichita, Kan.) stands at 13-over-par through 12 holes in the second round, while freshman Andrew Hoops (Highland, Calif.) is currently 14-over-par through 14 holes.